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A Devoted West Indian Son

A Devoted West Indian Son

Chapter:
(p.225) Chapter Sixteen A Devoted West Indian Son
Source:
Caribbean Visionary
Author(s):
Chris Goertzen
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604731064.003.0017

This chapter describes events following Webber’s death on 29 June 1932 at the age of fifty-two. Pandemonium almost broke out in Georgetown as Webber was laid to rest in a tomb at Le Repentir Cemetery on June 30. A massive crowd of sympathizers of all shades of color and from every class of society had gathered. Tributes in verse and prose also poured into the newspaper offices in Georgetown from all parts of Guyana, the Caribbean, and London.

Keywords:   Webber, death, tributes

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